Captain Josiah Cowles Place $509,000

The 1740 Captain Josiah Place has always been a haven for travelers. During the Revolutionary War, General Rochambeau marched along Marion Ave. It offers the best of many worlds. While convenient to major cities, i.e. halfway between New York and Boston, it is also an easy commute to Hartford or New Haven. There are two comfortable and private resting places for guests. The Owners' quarters are located separately from guest areas in the "modern part" of the edifice. The new kitchen nicely laid out for entertaining and serving breakfasts.

The Captain's home is ideal for the retiree who loves meeting people and who isn't ready to retire completely. It will appeal to the hobbyist who can use the separate garage and shed as workshops. The large level lot lends itself to enjoying the lush green lawn and would love to have more gardens adorning it. Most of all, the property's maple trees can yield up to a 12 gallon harvest. Don't worry; sugaring is easy and comes with instructions and equipment from the owners.

Our guests hail from both the US and abroad and range from retirees seeking to do genealogy study to those coming to attend weddings at nearby Aqua Turf. Guest room furnishings including beds, linens and flat screen TVs will be kept in place along with other necessaries as negotiated.

Do you have a pet? The backyard is enclosed to insure the safety of a dog or two and to help them maintain distance from guests as appropriate. The 20X40 in-ground pool is a place of summer refreshment. New owners may choose to include its use as an amenity or keep it for private use.

Our guests love enjoying quiet time or engaging in conversation over a cup of coffee with cookies or our special chocolate cake. They all ask about the lively history of the home and its architectural features . We often find them relaxing in the sitting room watching their favorite show on the large screen TV or busily accessing the Internet on their favorite device.

There is never a dull moment at the Captain's House.



  • Built in 1740
  • Historic Registry
  • 22 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 2010
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 2 Guest Rooms
  • 2 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 1.01 acres
  • 8 Parking Spots
  • Has owner's quarters
  • $509,000
  • For Sale By Owner
  • $117.00 avg daily rate
  • $16,000 gross revenue
  • $16,000 room revenue

Listing Agent

David & Mary Potter
184 Marion Ave
Plantsville, CT 06479-1404

Phone: +1-860-276-0227


184 Marion Ave Plantsville, CT 06479-1404

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